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Dems Endorse Three New School Board Candidates, Primary Possible

July 23rd, 2013 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

City Democrats Monday night endorsed three newcomers for Board of Education at a party convention at Testo’s Restaurant. A challenge slate is expected to pull petition papers Tuesday (today) to try to secure signatures from five percent of registered Democrats to wage a September primary.

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Candidates Lining Up For City Council And School Board

July 19th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

On Monday Democrats will meet at the party convention to endorse candidates for City Council and Board of Education at Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics, owned by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Republicans will do the same Tuesday night at the North End Library. What is usually a sleepy off-year election cycle is shaping […]

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Fire Up The Absentee Ballots! Lydia Martinez Not Endorsed For Another Term

July 11th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

If City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez is to win reelection to represent the East Side, it looks like she must wage a September primary. Lydia and her council partner Manny Ayala were not endorsed for another two-year term Wednesday afternoon by Democratic town committee members representing the 137th District. Instead they endorsed former council member Maria […]

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Gearing Up For City Council And School Board Races

June 7th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Next month Democratic Town Committee members from 10 City Council districts will endorse candidates for the city’s legislative body. Bridgeport has 10 council districts with two representatives in each. All 20 members are Democrats. It’s been quiet out there so far about potential September challenges. You hearing anything? One district we can count for sure […]

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Paging Zombie Land–Can Mojica Drum Up The Mojo For A City Council Challenge? Election Year For The Council

April 30th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Ralph Mojica has filed paperwork to try to reclaim his former seat on the city’s legislative body challenging incumbents Denese Taylor-Moye and Jack Banta in the 131st District that covers the South End, Downtown and the West End. Big Mojo served on the council for several years. He supported Chris Caruso for […]

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Any City Council Members Vulnerable?

November 27th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Former City Councilman big “Mojo” Ralph Mojica, a regular OIB contributor, announced in a post he’s seriously considering running for his old legislative seat that includes the South End, Downtown and West End. We are entering a sleepy municipal election cycle that includes seats for City Council and Board of Education in 2013. The mayor […]

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Mayor Celebrates New Knowlton Park

June 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Mayor Finch: Residents and local officials (on Saturday) joined Mayor Bill Finch for the official opening of the first phase of the new Knowlton Park on the City’s East Side. The new five-acre, waterfront park was built on the site of a former factory building, and includes land given to the City by the […]

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Mayor Launches Park City Celebration

May 19th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

UPDATE: From Mayor Finch The sounds of salsa filled the air at Washington Park today as Mayor Bill Finch joined hundreds of East Side residents to kick off a citywide, summer-long celebration of the City’s parks and green spaces dubbed “Park City Celebration.”

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